Kansas Jayhawks: Your Guide To The World University Games

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Mar 22, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; A Kansas Jayhawks cheerleader performs during the first half of the game between the Wichita State Shockers and the Kansas Jayhawks in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The easier question to answer than why the Jayhawks were chosen, is how they were chosen. Per The Star, KU’s Associate Athletic Director Jim Marchiony explained some of the process.

"“USA (Basketball) sent feelers out to several high-profile teams, and they picked us out of the ones that responded. It’s a huge honor anytime you can represent your country like this.”"

So, the Jayhawks were on the radar, they responded, and obviously USA Basketball liked what it heard and saw.

While there isn’t really any detail given as to why the Jayhawks were the team chosen, one reason would obviously have to do with being a winning program. The organization must have felt Self and his crew would do a great job in representing the country not only with their basketball skills, but professionalism as well.

The last version of the United States men’s team in the 2013 Games featured players from various teams. While Moore and DuBose have made the roster only 83 percent Jayhawk, that’s still a pretty cool thing for Kansas and its fans.

And they get to represent the Jayhawk tradition in these slick unis.

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